2022-06-20 E-Edition

Hickman County Legislative Body

The job For the term beginning September 1, the 14 members of the Hickman County Legislative Body will be elected to 4-year terms on August 4, and act on behalf of citizens on issues facing the county and its government. The current Legislative Body has 21 members, but it voted last year to reduce the number of commissioners from each […]

Archives’ temporary home looks a lot like a real one

When it’s not blazing hot, Kim Skelton will open one of the garage doors at the Hickman County Archives and let the sun shine on various old and moldy documents from the past. As the county archivist, she presides over hundreds of books and boxes of tax records, wills court decisions . . . as much of the official government […]

Lick Creek: waiting for a state decision

A closer look

More than six months after the Water Authority of Dickson County filed an application to create a wastewater treatment plant in the Bon Aqua area and send effluent into Lick Creek, there is no clarity about when the state Department of Environment and Conservation will act. “If and when TDEC decides to issue a draft permit for public comment, a […]

Repeat offender gets 84 months

In U.S.court, Centervillian is sentenced

A federal judge has ordered a 7-year prison sentence for a Centerville man who pled guilty to drug trafficking and weapons possession charges as a convicted felon. Daniel Scott Harrington, 43, will also be on supervised probation after he completes his 84 months of prison time, according to the order signed by U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger after a June […]

In-county employment nears 4,000

Employment inside Hickman County was close to an all-time high during the last quarter of 2021, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, average weekly wages at employers tracked by the bureau increased by $99 per week, to $1,031. Total in-county employment as of December 31 was at 3,925, which was a 38-job increase from […]

Friends of Education

Juanest and Eartha Cathey received the school board’s 2021-22 Friend of Education Award for providing backpacks and school supplies for students and their families. Board Chair Amy Bryant presented the honor.

Employee of the Year

For driving double bus routes throughout the 2021-22 school year, Floy Ann McCutchen received the school board’s Employee of the Year Award, presented June 6 by board member Tim Hobbs.

Senate finds path on gun violence

Proposal would strengthen background checks for persons 18-21

On June 9, a bipartisan group of senators announced a deal on framework legislation to address a recent surge in gun violence in the United States. The proposed legislation includes funding for school safety resources, strengthened background checks for buyers younger than 21, incentives for states to implement their own red-flag laws, penalties for straw purchases of firearms and increased […]

Blackburn discusses juvenile records

Met with local leaders June 10

Making juvenile records available as part of the background check process of buying a gun was among the legislative possibilities discussed during a visit to Centerville by U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn. The senator met with several local leaders at Centerville CoWorks on June 10. Those attending said she was more interested in learning about local issues. The editor of the […]